Gabrielle Botbol

Offensive Security Advisor


Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada. I support their risk management and programming. A hacker is someone who hijacks the use of a system to do something else. I am an ethical hacker, also known as a Pentester. I attempt to break into a system to check its safety in order to find vulnerabilities so that they can be strengthened.

I learn something new everyday! I never get bored.

I have meetings with the team to talk about my current projects and how to be more efficient in my work. When working on a system, I warn the customer when I start my work on their systems. I also have calls with customers to get ready for the next project.

In high school, I studied arts and literature to become an actress. I loved to program websites about theater, but at that time, I did not dare to go in Computer Science. I became an actress and a hotel receptionist on the side. My passion about programming became bigger on a working holiday Visa in Canada. I had the opportunity to work in IT and when I returned to France, I decided to get a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. When I was working as a developer, I found myself questioning the security of the apps I delivered. I began to do my research to find a training to become a Pentester - an ethical hacker. Unfortunately, there was no training that fit my profile or the trainings were too expensive, so I decided to make my own program!

I want to see as much of the world as possible

Travel, long walks, chat with friends, bike, video games, reading, etc...

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” - Norman Vincent Peale